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    Resorts Across the State Offer Free Skiing for Young Participants As part of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts’ commitment to providing an enjoyable and affordable ski vacation for families, many resorts offer free skiing for kids. By waiving a lift ticket fee for kids under a certain age...

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    Warm-Up Runs

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    Getting out on the slopes at Thanksgiving is a tradition. In the years 1996-2000 BK (before kids), skiing at Thanksgiving was an annual tradition for my husband and me. We would head for Steamboat, rent a condo with a few of my siblings and assorted friends, drink way too much and ski and snowboard...

  • Opening Day at Monarch last season. Courtesy Scott Pressly, Monarch Mountain AVP of Mountain Operations

    Monarch Mountain to Open this Friday, December 2

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    Monarch Mountain, which depends 100% on natural snowfall, will kick off the 2016/2017 season on Friday, Dec. 2! The base lodge and rental shop will open at 8 a.m. and the lifts will start turning at 9 a.m...

  • Copper Mountain’s July Events

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    Summer is in full swing at Copper Mountain Resort with all Village at Copper activities in motion. The greens are alive at the Copper Creek Golf Course, and Woodward at Copper Summer Camp still has snow, so guests you can take advantage of the newly renovated Woodward at Copper Barn. Below is a quick snap-shot of what headlining events are coming up in July.

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  • Spectacular First Day of Summer at Winter Park Resort

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    WINTER PARK, Colo. (June 21, 2013) – It’s a stunning Summer Solstice at Winter Park Resort, where visitors have been treated to exquisite views of Parry Peak and the Fraser Valley. The summer season starts in style with the annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Village at Winter Park.

    Parry Peak Scenic

    Parry Peak Scenic

    It’s been a stunning Summer Solstice at Winter Park Resort, where visitors have been treated to exquisite views of Parry Peak and the Fraser Valley. The summer season starts in style with the annual Winter Park Chocolate Festival tomorrow from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Village at Winter Park.

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  • Winter Park Officially Open for Summer

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    Riders celebrate snagging first chair as Trestle Bike Park opens

    Riders celebrate snagging first chair as Trestle Bike Park opens

    Winter Park Resort opened for the summer season with full force featuring great activities, including the opening of Trestle Bike Park, Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, scenic chairlift rides on the Zephyr Express, and much more.

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  • Telluride Celebrates Summer Festival Anniversaries

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    Telluride, known as the festival capital of the Southwest, is gearing up to celebrate its “Summer of Love” with notable anniversaries of some of its most beloved summer festivals. Telluride is also welcoming a newcomer, the Telluride WOW (Weekend of Workout) Festival, to its robust lineup. Additionally, the historic Sheridan Opera House, which serves as a major venue for many of Telluride’s festivals, in addition to hosting top caliber acts in an intimate setting throughout the year, is celebrating its centennial. Continue Reading

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  • Industry’s Best Honored By Colorado Ski Country USA

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    Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) acknowledged outstanding industry professionals at its fourth annual Double Diamond Awards Reception yesterday evening. The ceremony marked the conclusion to a milestone 50th Annual Meeting for the Colorado ski industry’s trade association. The Double Diamond Awards are CSCUSA’s hallmark event that allows industry professionals to come together and honor snow maintenance professionals, athletes, instructors, patrollers and industry legends. This year’s honorees ranged from a 14 yr-old straight-A student to a United States Senator. Bestowing the honors upon the winners, and presenting alongside President and CEO of CSCUSA, Melanie Mills, was longtime Colorado ski icon Billy Kidd of Steamboat Springs. Kidd was the first male athlete to win a medal at the Olympics in downhill skiing. Plenty of other industry representatives were on hand at the History Colorado Center to celebrate the 2012-13 season, and witness the best in Colorado’s ski industry be acclaimed.

    from left to right, Storm Klomhaus, Jen Rokala, State Director representing U.S. Senator Mark Udall, Ken Kowynia, Ashley Sifers, Chris Whitson, Tucker Roberts, Melanie Mills, Steve Fischer, Alan Henceroth Chief Operating Officer of Arapahoe Basin representing Jake Ziemski, Billy Kidd

    from left to right, Storm Klomhaus, Jen Rokala, State Director representing U.S. Senator Mark Udall, Ken Kowynia, Ashley Sifers, Chris Whitson, Tucker Roberts, Melanie Mills, Steve Fischer, Alan Henceroth Chief Operating Officer of Arapahoe Basin representing Jake Ziemski, Billy Kidd

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  • Aspen/Snowmass Opening Dates For Summer Operations

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    The Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain is currently open on weekends until daily service resumes on Saturday, June 15.  Daily service runs June 15 – September 2 until the gondola returns to weekends only September 7 – 29.

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  • Copper Mountain Kicks Off Summer Activities and Events on June 14

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    On June 14, Copper Mountain is primed to spring into the summer season with endless activities for every age, ski and snowboard summer camps, and a full line-up of headlining events.

    The sun is shining and the snow is melting meaning only one thing: summer in the high country is just around the corner. Copper’s Summer Activity Passes are the best bang for the buck in the high country. Copper’s Summer Activity Passes are available for just $74 for a season pass or $44 for a day pass and include unlimited access to mini golf, diggler mountain rides, scenic chairlift rides, bumper boats and paddle boats, mountain bike equipment haul, climbing wall, quad bungee jump, and Summit County’s only go-kart track. Village at Copper activities will be open daily starting June 14 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday – Thursday and 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Fridays at Copper are back this summer and include free music, free movies, and free activities. Simply spend $40 in the Village’s restaurants and shops to receive free tickets to one of each of Copper’s village activities.

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  • Summer Events Roundup in Colorado Ski Country USA

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    This summer, Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts are hosting a variety of events that will appeal to guests of all ages and interests, including several unique activities that won’t take place anywhere else. Summertime provides the perfect opportunity for guests to escape the heat of the city and head to the mountains for cooler temperatures and a litany of events.

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  • Arapahoe Basin: Pond Skimming

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    This post comes to us from guest blogger Helen Olsson, founder of MadDogMom.com and author of the book The Down & Dirty Guide to Camping with Kids.

    A well-muscled young man skis across a long, thin puddle of water in what may be a red Speedo but is more likely his underpants. He is soon followed by Duff Man, a Homer Simpson superhero complete with cape, rubber biceps, and utility belt stocked with cans of Duff beer. It is not Halloween.

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  • Stay and Play at Winter Park This Summer – Packages Now Available

    on June 3 | in Deals, General, Summer | by | with Comments Off on Stay and Play at Winter Park This Summer – Packages Now Available

    Whether it’s a quick, weekend getaway or an extended vacation, Winter Park and surrounding area have the perfect summer lodging package for any schedule and budget.  The great deals allow visitors an affordable opportunity to enjoy the many summer activities and events, including the Resort’s Trestle Bike Park, Colorado’s longest Alpine Slide, Colorado Freeride Festival, and many others through the summer. Winter Park Resort’s summer season begins on Saturday, June 15.

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